The Scream franchise catapulted Neve Campbell into the spotlight back in the 1990s, building off of the success of films like The Craft and paving the way for her path to stardom. That said, with the success of the Scream franchise came a lot of pressure and job offers, and Campbell decided that she needed a change of pace at that point. In a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the release of her new film Skyscraper, Campbell addressed her move away from the Hollywood spotlight and explained:
It's barely a secret that Hollywood is a fast-paced town, and with that pace comes quite a bit of pressure. Job offers rolled in for Neve Campbell after her successful tenure as Sidney Prescott in the Scream films, but many of the jobs were for projects that she didn't want to do. In the end, she decided to take a step back from the acting world and make sure that the offers she accepted were jobs that she actually wanted to involve herself with.
Despite her success, Neve Campbell elaborated during her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about her dissatisfaction with the job offers that she received during that time. The actress continued:
Of course, despite the fact that Neve Campbell needed a change, she obviously did not leave Hollywood behind entirely. The actress remained active over the years on film and in the television world, returning to the Scream franchise for its fourth installment in 2011 and making appearances on hit shows like Mad Men and House of Cards. Nevertheless, she clearly has become decidedly more selective about what she takes part in as an actress.
Only time will tell if Neve Campbell will ever return to the horror movie world, but for now, you can catch her in Skyscraper, which is currently in theaters. If you are looking for more information about The Rock's latest film, then you can read our full review to see what we think of it!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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